Pet Food Recalls

Diamond Pet Foods expands recall of Chicken Soup dry dog food

Petfood distributed in the US recalled as a precautionary measure after a bag tested positive for Salmonella.
Diamond Pet Foods has expanded a voluntary recall of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food to include one production run and four production codes, after one bag of the dog food tested positive for Salmonella. The recall includes Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food in 35-lb. bags with production codes of: CLF0102B31XCW, with "Best by" date of Jan. 27, 2013; CLF0102B31XCW, with "Best by" date of Jan. 28, 2013; and CLF0102B32XWR, with "Best by" date of Jan. 28, 2013.
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Woman launches Change.org campaign against chicken jerky dog treats

Petition campaign seeks recall of Nestle Purina Waggin' Train dog treats after death of woman's dog
An Ohio, USA, woman launched a petition campaign on Change.org calling for the recall of Nestle Purina's Waggin' Train dog treats, claiming her Fox Terrier died after consuming the chicken jerky treats made in China. Terry Safranek's campaign on Change.org was launched after a Food and Drug Administration representative picked up a sample of the treats from her house for its ongoing investigation.   
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Diamond Pet foods voluntarily recalls Lamb Meal & Rice dog food

Lamb Meal & Rice dog food may be contaminated with Salmonella, company says
  Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice formula as a precautionary measure because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The petfood manufacturer says the dog food recall is a voluntary measure and that no illnesses have been reported and none of the company's other petfood products are affected.   
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Mycotoxins: the threat within the supply chain

What can mycotoxins do to pets and how can we prevent it? The petfood industry needs to be aware of all the risks coming down the supply chain
With the recent recall of a series of dog food lines, pet owners across the country have had more on their minds than what to get their Great Danes or Labrador Retrievers this past holiday season. In the last month of 2011, three major recalls of well-known petfood brands were made due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.
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US FDA issues two more aflatoxin-related dog food recalls

Food and Drug Administration posts updated dry dog food recalls after testing finds high aflatoxin levels
The US Food and Drug Administration posted an "updated" recall notice on its website, dated December 14, with two additional petfood recalls and corrected petfood product lot numbers, all related to dog food with elevated aflatoxin levels. These most recent recalls, for O'Neal's Feeders Supply's Arrow Brand dog food and dog food from Petrus Feed and Seed Stores Inc., come in addition to December recalls by Cargill, Proctor and Gamble's Iams, and Advanced Animal Nutrition dog food also for high aflatoxin levels.  
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Advanced Animal Nutrition recalls dry dog food for high aflatoxin levels

Recall affects three Dog Power brand petfood formulas in 50-pound bags
Advanced Animal Nutrition has recalled lots of its dry dog food brand, Dog Power, for aflatoxin levels that are above the acceptable limit. The petfood manufacturer is recalling 50-pound bags of Dog Power Adult Maintenance Formula 21-12, Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14 and Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18.  
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Cargill recalls River Run, Marksman dog food for high aflatoxin levels

Affected dog food distributed in US in 13 states and two territories
Cargill is voluntarily recalling dog food, sold under the River Run and Marksman brand names, due to high levels of aflatoxin. The affected dog food was manufactured at the company's Lecompte, Louisiana, USA, plant from December 1, 2010, through December 1, 2011.
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Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dog food recalled for high aflatoxin levels

Select bags distributed in US voluntarily recalled by P&G, no illnesses reported yet
Petfood manufacturer Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling select bags of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food, due to aflatoxin levels detected higher than the accepted limit. The recall is for 7-, 8-, and 17.5-pound bags of the Iams dog food, marked with expiration dates of February 5, 2013, and February 6, 2013.
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Does consumers' willingness to pay for improved food safety apply to petfood?

A recent study by Kevin Haninger and James Hammitt of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis shows US consumers would be willing to spend US$4,500-6,000 to prevent each case of short-term illness caused by contaminated food. Reported in the October edition of FSMeDigest from Food Safety Magazine, the study started with the seemingly simple goal of examining the "monetary value that consumers place on a safer food supply," the authors wrote.
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At Walmart, petfood safety equals behavior

Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety for the retailer, explains why ensuring petfood safety means creating the right culture
Food safety is no small enterprise. As Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety for Walmart, describes, thousands of professionals around the world have been trained, millions are spent on research, countless inspections are done at home and abroad—and yet, food safety remains a significant global health challenge.
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